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's an unnecessary attempt to roll back voter rights. will many, many voters be confused and unable to comply? joining me now is john avlon. listen to mrs. obama over the weekend. >> we cannot let anyone discourage us from casting our ballots. we cannot make anyone make it feel unwelcome in the voting booth. it's up to us to make sure that in every election, every voice is heard and every vote is counted. that means making sure our laws preserve that right. monitoring the polls to make sure every eligible voter can exercise that right. >> so john, so many new laws. so many different requirements now. poll workers are going to have a field day trying to figure out what it all means. is there the potential for chaos at the polls come november? >> is there the potential? absolutely. we're changing the rules. that leads to a degree of uncertainty. people who haven't had to show id befo i.d. before in certain states will have to do so. some folks may be afraid of that. we have a tortured history of voting rights in this country. laws strike an emotional button. we have instances in the past of vot
for obama, 52-44, in ohio. that's significant. okay. now, did you know this? today is national voter registration day, the first ever national voter registration day. you have celebrities, you have civic organizations, grassroots groups, universities, all kinds of people encouraging folks to register and to commit to actually voting. and how is this for words of encouragement to latino americans. quote, we need for the latino community to stop the bs and understand that the latin community in america needs them to wake up and actually engage. i just don't think they understand how important it is that one vote actually does count. those strong words coming from my next guest, wilmer valderrama, actor, activist and the 2012 co-chair of voto latino. welcome. nice to meet you. >> thank you very much. how are you? >> good. i'm great. you say in that quote that latino americans, you know, may not understand that their votes actually count. why? >> yeah, i just think that a lot of it also comes from, i mean, heritage somehow. i think for the history of a lot of our culture in the united st
. as you said, i remember during past elections, every losing candidate has had this. the hillary voters in the 2008 primary had their own circle. they were convinced that the support for obama was way overstated. you were totally right about 2004, the 2002. like every election this happens, but the weird how this really happened in the last week was kind of remarkable. >> isn't this -- i think this is sort of a subset of a larger trend on the right? it's been going on for a really long time. there's a sort of combination of self-pity and sort of feeding the idea that they are victims of this massive conspiracy by the left to lie about everything and that they are truly the majority. i've been calling it the fun house mirror. i love your characterization of it even more. but there is this notion that everything is a lie. climate change is a lie. the idea that liberals are just lying to you all the time. this distrust of media, distrust of numbers, distrust of data. everything is a lie. >> it's also funny because a lot of the paul ryan supporters, it's not politics. it's math. liberals ta
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